Position Purpose Reporting to the Regional Director, the Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the project. She/he will supervise project implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners. The COP position requires political savvy, as she/he will interact at a high level with numerous Government of Tanzania institutions and senior government officials as well as United States government agencies.
Key Responsibilities Specific Duties: •Ensure high-quality technical programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adhering to expected technical quality and reporting requirements •Participate in the technical and programmatic design of award and partner programs; represent Pact in negotiating with donors and partners •Manage all project planning responsibilities, including the production of annual work-plans; guide and oversee the alignment of the budget to expected results, and review and approve annual budgets and quarterly reports •Ensure the cost-effective use of Pact resources •Ensure compliance with Pact and USAID requirements, policies and regulations. •Act as liaison to relevant donors and the local government •As relevant, manage all local grant making mechanisms, ensuring compliance with donor regulations and Pact policy; coordinate and/or conduct monitoring visits to grantee programs. •Provide training and mentoring to partners to strengthen capacity for technical service delivery and compliance with donor rules and regulations •Recruit and directly supervise local project staff in line with Pact human resources policies; Oversee the management and development of project office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce, an effective leadership team, and an organizational culture where Pact’s values are practiced
Basic Requirements Skills and Abilities Leadership •Ability to sustain effective interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations •Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good •Consistently works within internal process and procedures •Strong interpersonal and team building skills •Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives Project Management •Strong planning and time management skills •Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences •Ability to problem-solve difficult issues •Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities •Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills •Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills •Strong experience in Child Protection, Health/HIV, OVC, and/or Youth •Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations •High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems People Management •Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback •Ability to mentor others
Preferred Qualifications •At least seven years’ experience in managing complex OVC programs, social services programs, and/or public health programs of similar scope and size is desired; •At least ten years experience as senior staff in at least three of the following areas: child protection, economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV/AIDS care and support; social service systems strengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; M&E; and operations research preferred; •At least five years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating comprehensive social services programs of similar size and complexity, with USAID experience preferred; •At least five years demonstrated skills and experience in partnership building, especially with the Government of Tanzania, donors, private sector, NGO and local community organizations; •At least ten years of experience in program management and administration, financial management, award cooperative agreement compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs; •Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language; •At least a Master’s Degree in business or public administration, social sciences, public health, or a related field required; •Strong management and communication skills, strategic vision, leadership qualities, professional reputation, ability to create synergies where applicable, interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the project description.